Engage. Encourage. Empower.

Mentoring has been proven to improve veterans treatment court outcomes. To achieve this success, it is critical that all mentors, as well as court team members, are trained on the core components of effective mentoring.

Justice For Vets has mentoring resources available to all members of the veterans treatment court team. 

NEW ONLINE MENTOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Online professional development is now available to all volunteer veteran mentors, mentor coordinators and veterans treatment court staff.

These free modules were developed in partnership with Psycharmor Institute and are designed to provide you with critical fundamentals necessary to be an effective mentor or incorporate mentoring in your veterans treatment court program.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Click ENROLL

    You will be directed to the PsychArmor website.

  • Complete short registration form

    If you already have a PsychArmor account you can use your current username and password to join the group.

  • Access Courses

    Select 'My Learning' from the top banner, then select 'My Dashboard'. All available mentor courses will be listed.

AVAILABLE COURSES

What is a Veterans Treatment Court?

Justice For Vets is dedicated to transforming the way the justice system identifies, assesses and treats veterans who are involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders, trauma, and substance use. In this course, veteran mentors will learn about the veterans treatment court program, the VTC team composition and the phases associated with the VTC program.

Duration: 13m 48s

Role of a Veteran Mentor

“Leave no Veteran behind.” That is the motto each veteran mentor exemplifies. In this course, Justice For Vets Division Director Scott Tirocchi discusses the mission of the mentor program, how mentors are recruited and trained and provides insight on successful mentorship within the veterans treatment court.

Duration: 10m 24s

Communications Skills

Within the veterans treatment court program, communication is key, especially for veteran mentors. In this course, mentors will learn how to communicate effectively with multiple people, including program participants, court officials, community resources and mentors.

Duration: 9m 34s

Boundaries and Confidentiality

Maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality within the veterans treatment court is critical both to the mentee’s successful completion of the program and to the mentor’s personal well-being. In this course, you’ll learn how to establish boundaries with your mentee and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.

Duration: 10m 24s

ADDITIONAL MENTOR RESOURCES

In addition to the resources listed below we encourage you to use resources available from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Resource Directory.

Ten Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts

Ten Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts

Dispatch from the Front Lines  – Education

Dispatch from the Front Lines – Education

Dispatch from the Front Lines – Department of Labor

Dispatch from the Front Lines – Department of Labor

Dispatch from the Front Lines – State Departments of Veterans Affairs

Dispatch from the Front Lines – State Departments of Veterans Affairs

Dispatch from the Front Lines – VSOs

Dispatch from the Front Lines – VSOs

Dispatch from the Front Lines – The VBA

Dispatch from the Front Lines – The VBA

Federal Confidentiality Laws and How They Affect Drug Court Practitioners

Federal Confidentiality Laws and How They Affect Drug Court Practitioners

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Webinar: Volunteer Veteran Mentors: Recruit – Train – Maintain

2017 Listing of VSO contacts

VSO Directory

overview of VA benefits.

Federal Benefits for Veterans